October 17, 2008 Subject:
Coorperate Capitalist Has A Bad Day,.....
.....awwww gee aint it a shame? (sarcasm)
I like the film becasue it just LOOKS bizarre but Mr.Finley is cooperate at the factory and isnt out there doin the real work. He has a desk. He has a briefcase. He plays poker and seems to have a leisurely life. So ....its about time the capitalists had a bad day for once...haha ..but its a cool little film. 5***** Tks 4 positng.
December 8, 2006 Subject:
this should be shown more often. it's simple, honest, and to tell you the truth, his friend george is really cool. if only everyone has a friend like him.
July 31, 2006 Subject:
Mr. Finley Wakes Up from His Paranoid Waking Dream
Mr. Finley has an anger-management problem. He gets ticked off at his boss after being given a last-minute assignment to be completed at home. He gets even more steamed when he realizes heÃ¢ÂÂll have to miss his poker game to get it done. At home, he builds towards the boiling point when family members disturb his work. Finally, he storms off in a paranoid rampage, believing everybodyÃ¢ÂÂs against him, and ends up in jail on a reckless driving charge. His friend George visits him and helps him to see that he has a distorted view of other people, interpreting innocuous statements and acts as signs that people are against him. He is surprised to find out that most people think well of him, and are not even angry at him for the drunk driving charge, just concerned. This starts him on the road of change. This animated mental hygiene film is one of the more realistic and sympathetic IÃ¢ÂÂve seen. The ending is somewhat pat, but at least there is some acknowledgement that change will take time and effort. And the visuals are wonderfully creative, especially the scene of Mr. FinleyÃ¢ÂÂs driving rampage, which is a surreal 3-D montage of city streets, signs, and traffic lights. This is one of the more impressive films of the mental hygiene genre.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
January 10, 2006 Subject:
AWESOMELY animated piece here about how one guy thinks everyone is out to bug the hell out of him, he takes a drive out to soothe himself, and gets into an accident. While he's in jail, his co-worker arrives to calm him down, and to give him some friendly advice about people in general. Actually quite good advice. Not too sure why his boss and his co-worker visit but not his family.
Once again this is awersomely animated, there's some real richness going on here, and this is not to be missed! A definite surprise.
Finally, the boss character looks like Mr Mackey, South Park's school counselor.
January 3, 2006 Subject:
Clever and Simple...
Very stylish film. The film has very limitit animation, but makes up for it with inventive camera angles and flashback sequences. It's a very simple story, cleverly told. I loved it!
Check out mr Finley's feet as he paces the jail cell. The animation here is superb...
March 27, 2005 Subject:
A lot of these films haven't stood the test of time well and therefore come out as humorous, however I didn't get that feeling from this film,this film is actually pretty good. A majority of the film is shot (or rather animated) from a first person perspective which is pretty unique and gives the whole film an indie type of vibe. Overall a really great cartoon.
November 11, 2004 Subject:
Too darn cute!
The animation is this film is to die for! The animations are so simple, and cute. I especially love the George character with his triangle nose and wavy hair. Quite a good little picture! :)
November 3, 2004 Subject:
Mr. Finley's The Trial
I don't think it's Mr. Finley's feelings that are the issue, so much as his rampant paranoia. After "blowing his top" by driving his car into a police station, Finley confronts the fact that he sees conspiracy everwhere, thanks to his good friend Paul. Ends with the the idea that "professional help" is something to seek out, so that's okay. Odd little cartoon.